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Removing old stuff

From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt_at_metux.de>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 19:06:17 +0200

Hi folks,

even I know it's not what svn is designed for - is there any way
for removing old stuff from the server ?

The point is: I'm heavily using svn for almost evrything where
I have to edit some files. Even things which are - in longer terms -
temporary. So, if I've definitively finished with some project
and sure I'll never need it anymore - I'd like to remove to
safe resources.

One idea would be, starting from top, looking for certain removed
files and remove their changes step by step into history. This
stops at the point where it was added or copied (as it never
would have been existed).

The svn server itself, IMHO, only has to support removing the
top change of some file, and maybe the file itself if there's
no more change or copy on it. Everything else might be done
on client side.

After this process, some revisions might just be empty.

What do you think about this ?


 Enrico Weigelt    ==   metux IT service - http://www.metux.de/
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